Prophet Muhammad

FORMULA OF SOCIAL CO-EXISTENCE

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Prophet Muhammad

The multi-religious society is a universal phenomenon, most societies being multi-religious in composition. A question commonly asked is: how to live in a society where believers of different religions are living side by side?

The Quran was revealed in the first quarter of the seventh century. Some of its parts were revealed in Makkah and some were revealed in Madinah. Both the cities were inhabited by people of different religions, namely Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

ACCEPT TRUTH WITHOUT ANY RESERVATION

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Prophet Muhammad

The human mind is a mirror of reality. Everyone knows the function of a mirror: it reproduces the image of anything that is placed in front of it. The image it produces corresponds exactly to the reflected object, leaving nothing out and adding nothing of its own. So, it is with the human mind. When reality is placed before this mirror, it is reproduced exactly. The image of truth which is reflected in the human mind is the same as that which stands before it. It recognizes the truth for what it is and accepts it as such.

PROPHETIC POLICY OF NON-CONFRONTATION

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Prophet Muhammad

The first chapter of the Quran was revealed in 610 A.D. At that time, the Prophet of Islam was in Makkah. In this chapter the Prophet was given a direction from God to convey the message of tawheed (the oneness of God) to his people. This chapter begins thus: “O, you, wrapped in your cloak, arise and give warning! Proclaim the glory of your Lord; purify your garments; shun uncleanness; do not bestow a favour in the expectation of receiving more in return; and for the sake of your Lord, be patient.” (The Quran, 74:1-4)

Principles of Success in the Light of Seerah

It is a well-known fact that the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was the supremely successful man in the entire human history. But he was not just a hero, as Thomas Carlyle has called him. According to the Qur'an, he was a good example for all mankind. He has shown us the way of achieving supreme success in this world.

Application of the Prophetic Model in Our Lives

Dr. Michael H. Hart, in his now famous book, called The Hundred – A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History, has held the Prophet Muhammad to be the most supremely successful man in history. But if the Prophet occupies this top-ranking position, it is not as a hero although he had many heroic qualities – but as a guide to humanity. Throughout his life, not only was he a supremely successful person himself, but he also stood out as a superb model for others to imitate. It is this aspect of his seerah, or biography, which is outlined in this paper.

The Teachings of Prophet Muhammad

God's religion is one religion. It is that one religion which has always been revealed to prophets, but man, in his carelessness, has always marred or altered the true way. The Prophet Muhammad revived the divine religion and presented it in scriptural form for posterity. His religion is the true religion until the end of time. It is the only way to achieve closeness to God and salvation in the afterlife.

The Ethical Aspect of the Life of Prophet

“Verily in the messenger of God, you have a good example” (33:21)

Quran: The Miracle of Prophet Muhammad

Certain non-Muslims once came before the Prophet Muhammad and asked him for proof that he was a true prophet. They pointed out that Moses, one of God's prophets, had come before the world with the miracles of the Staff and the White Hand – clear proof of his being a genuine prophet. Jesus, they added, had made the blind see and had healed lepers, again proving by these miracles that he was a prophet of God. Other prophets, too, had been given the power to perform miracles, and they had not hesitated to display this power as a proof of their prophethood.

Termination of Prophethood

In the early years of the Prophet Muhammad's mission, a man who had come to Makkah on a pilgrimage was asked on his return to his country what was new in Makkah. "Muhammad has claimed prophethood," he answered, but the only person of any distinction who has become a follower of his is the son of Abu Qahafah (Abu Bakr). From this answer one can tell what people thought of the Prophet in A.D. 6I0, when he commenced his mission. In those days, his opponents used to refer to him as if he were a village lad, calling him Ibn Abi Kabshah, i.e.